Boxwood, Circa 1850, Madison

Also known as the Kolb-Pou-Newton House, Boxwood was Madison’s first major Italianate home, even though its other “facade” is Greek Revival in style. As grand as this house is, it’s equally well-known for its formal garden. The Madison Historic Marker outside notes: Boxwood gardens were an antebellum landscape feature gracing many Madison homes. Parterres were a garden form developed in Renaissance France inspired by lace brocade patterns…and Madison gardens found form in plantings of English boxwood.

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


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